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1652 MASSACHUSETTS "PINE TREE" SILVER

Obverse of Massachusetts Pine Tree Shilling - Noe 1     Reverse of Massachusetts Pine Tree Shilling - Noe 1

1652 Pine Tree Shilling - Noe 1
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In 1652, John Hull began striking silver coins bearing an image of a pine tree on the obverse and the date and denomination on the reverse.  This design followed Hull's "Oak Tree" design.  Massachusetts "Pine Tree" Silver coins are known in the following denominations and varieties:

Massachusetts "Pine Tree" Shillings
   Noe 1
   Noe 2
   Noe 3
   Noe 4 - Mint alteration of Noe 10 per Breen
   Noe 5
   Noe 6
   Noe 7
   Noe 8 - Scarce
   Noe 9
   Noe 10 
   Noe 11
   Noe 12 - All of this variety are counterfeits - 1 known per Breen
   Noe 13 - Authenticity questioned by Breen
   Noe 14
   Noe 15
   Noe 16 
   Noe 17 - Very Scare
   Noe 18 - 5 known
   Noe 19 - Rare
   Noe 20 - Extremely Rare
   Noe 21 - 3-4 known per Breen
   Noe 22 - 5-6 known per Breen
   Noe 23
   Noe 24 - 4-5 known per Breen
   Noe 25 - Rare
   Noe 26 - Very Rare
   Noe 27 - 3 known per Breen
   Noe 28
   Noe 29 
   Noe 30
   Noe 31 - All of this variety are counterfeits - 1 known per Breen

Massachusetts "Pine Tree" Sixpence
   Noe 32
   Noe 33
   Noe 33a

Massachusetts "Pine Tree" Threepence
   Noe 34 
   Noe 35
   Noe 36
   Noe 37

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The Silver Coinage of Massachusetts" by Sydney P. Noe